Eastern United States, the Greater Antilles (Cuba), Mexico and Central America.
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
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A. purpurascens var. tenuispica, A. affinis.
FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status:
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Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for pinelands in the lower Keys. Althought it can be weedy, we consider this native and extant throughout the Florida Keys. This is probably much more common than it was historically, spreading along roadsides and in other disturbed areas